Tuesday, 23 July 2019

Ceisteanna (2543)

Shane Cassells

Ceist:

2543. Deputy Shane Cassells asked the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs the expenditure incurred in external information technology costs in each year since March 2011, in tabular form; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [32293/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Children)

Expenditure on external information technology incurred directly by the Department is set out in tabular form.

2011

€19,575.43

2012

€100,589.50

2013

€100,426.35

2014

€134,362.82

2015

€231,339.75

2016

€691,340.42

2017

€874,099.43

2018

€4,673,632.00

The Deputy may wish to note the IT costs for the period 2011-2014 is primarily the costs associated with the direct running of the department.

The increased spend from 2016 onwards represents costs associated with the development of the new National Childcare Scheme and a case management system for Oberstown Children Detention Centre.